11 Jun, 2023 @ 13:13
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Police officer killed in Andalusia after quarrel between neighbours turns violent

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A NATIONAL POLICE officer died on Sunday in the Jaen municipality of Andujar, Andalusia region, after he was stabbed by a man involved in a disagreement between neighbours. The assailant was shot dead at the scene by another officer. 

The incident took place at around 10am, according to news agency Europa Press, after officers were called to Las Monjas street due to the argument between several residents. One of the men involved was displaying a violent attitude. 

When the authorities arrived, the suspect confronted them with a knife and a hammer, assaulting a 40-year-old officer, who later died of his wounds. 


Another officer, who was left with mild injuries after being struck on the head by the aggressor as well as stabbed in the back, drew his service weapon and shot the man dead. 

The injured officer was taken to hospital in cardiac arrest but could not be saved by medical teams. 

The National Police has opened an investigation into the incident.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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